I like to wear long skirts, and I like to ride my bike. Unfortunately, these two activities are appear to be incompatible -- is there a suitable chain guard I can install on my bike? [more inside]
Skirt advice, plus-size edition. [more inside]
So, I have this skirt, which is a lime/neon green pencil skirt with a heather gray overlay that is supposed to resemble a crochet/macrame design. I'd like help finding shirts/shoes/accessories that might match it and help me put together an outfit. [more inside]
I would like to find a seamstress or tailor to make a custom pencil skirt for me that I can wear to work (so, stuffy business fabric). My attempts to google a solution have not been successful. I either find places that want to charge me $300 or more (nope!), places that do alterations (I need it made from scratch), or places that make custom clothing for men but not women, or brides but not non-brides. I am located in lower Manhattan but have a subway card and am willing to use it. Can anyone suggest where I can go to have a nice suit-like pencil skirt created for me?
I'm obsessed with this skirt. Unfortunately, I discovered it after my size sold out, and now it's completely sold out. I'd like to find something similar, but I am not sure how. [more inside]
I bought a bias-cut skirt made of t-shirt type fabric from Muji last week. It fit perfectly and draped beautifully and I was in love with it. Now I have washed it (40 degrees C, gentle setting) and it shrank really unevenly. It (just) still fits, but the hemline is dorky and uneven, and the skirt bulges weirdly at the seams. Is there anything I can do to save this? Rewashing and stretching? I can't return it to the store as I was travelling and there's no Muji here.
I need a casual summer wardrobe staple: a short, jersey knit black skirt. Alas: because there are further specifications, I cannot find it anywhere. [more inside]
I broke my leg 10 days ago, and had surgery on it this past weekend. While I've been fine hopping around the house and to doctor's offices in shorty-shorts or mens basketball shorts I've started thinking about what I should wear back to the office. [more inside]
I'm looking for a basic black skirt to wear with black leggings. [more inside]
Are you a woman who wears skirts and dresses casually? Can you teach me your secrets? [more inside]
So a couple of friends are putting on a night called Skirt, and in the progressive / queer-positive spirit of the event, guys are being encouraged to come wearing one. I'd like to do it, and I'd like to make it look damn good. Skirt-wearers of MeFi, please help me. [more inside]
I'd like to keep my button-down shirts tucked in to my suits better, but I mostly wear skirt suits. Traditional shirt garters clip onto your socks, so those won't do. Any ideas? [more inside]
Cute, casual pencil skirts. Where can I find these? [more inside]
I enjoy wearing straight/pencil skirts with tights. If I walk more than a few steps though, the skirt fabric sort of gets caught on the tights (around my knees or quads), causing it to slowly creep up the front of my legs, and eventually bulge out at the crotch. Very...ungraceful. This seems to be true regardless of skirt length (above or below knee does the same), and regardless of skirt/tights fabric combinations. It doesn't happen if I go bare-legged. I've tried a variety of lengths of slips, and anti-static spray, but nothing has helped. What am I doing wrong?
Flats with a pencil skirt? [more inside]
Help me brainstorm casual, neutral skirts that I can wear with a wide variety of colored T-style tops. Difficulty: slim-hipped, so skirt must be a full or flared cut. [more inside]
Where do you buy dresses and skirts with pockets? [more inside]
How do I convert a skirt into shorts? [more inside]
You would think finding a piece of clothing seen on three different people withink a month would be easier...
My partner saw a cute skirt on someone a few weeks ago that she later decided that she might want to get a similar one. I've seen the same (or similar ones) two times since then, but have neglected to ask these strangers where they got it. [more inside]
So my friend has some sort of overdeveloped magpie region of her brain and loves sparkly shiny clothing (think sequins, covered in glitter). Where can I find something extra special for christmas for her? [more inside]
Where can I find a professional-looking longish black skirt with a front or side zipper slit? (for $150 or less, ideally) [more inside]
I saw someone yesterday wearing a wide knee-length white skirt covered in a pale grey honeycomb pattern. I want. [more inside]
I love this skirt from Garnet Hill but it is no longer available in my size. Attempts to find a similar skirt have failed. Can you help? [more inside]
Please help me find a black floor length formal/evening skirt. [more inside]
I'm helping edit a dictionary, and I just got to the skirt entry, which contains the definition "informal: women regarded as sexually desirable." Now, I'm in my fifties and I think of that sense as "before my time," but before I go and tell them to add "dated" I want to double-check with the hip young MeFi crowd: do you know anybody younger than Grandpa Simpson who talks about "chasing skirt"?
Give me your best advice for biking in a skirt. [more inside]
How does one go about getting a tailor to clone one's favorite item of clothing? [more inside]
How do you alter a dress into a skirt? Or should to go to a tailor? [more inside]
For all the big-thighed women out there... In hot weather, do you have problems with wearing skirts sans pantyhose and walking any distance? If so, how do you deal with the inner-thigh chafing? [more inside]
If you lose part of a suit (like, say, my girlfriend lost her skirt) are there places you can go to get just a replacement piece? [more inside]